15 days in Norway & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Norway & Istanbul Itinerary

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Bergen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Andalsnes, Norway
— 1 night
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Geiranger, Norway
— 3 nights
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Aurlandsvangen, Norway
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Bergen, Norway — 2 nights

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bryggen, hunt for treasures at Fish Market, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Floyen and the Funicular, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at KODE Art Museums of Bergen, then explore and take pictures at Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bergen travel itinerary planner.

Amritsar, India to Bergen is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Bergen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amritsar in August, expect Bergen to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Andalsnes.
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Andalsnes, Norway — 1 night

Andalsnes is a town in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a trip to Rampestreken and then cruise along Trollstigen.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Andalsnes online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bergen to Andalsnes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Andalsnes are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Geiranger.
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Geiranger, Norway — 3 nights

Surrounded by pristine nature, the scenic village of Geiranger serves as a gateway to some of Norway's most famous landscapes.
Step off the beaten path and head to Geiranger Skywalk - Dalsnibba and Flydalsjuvet. Spend the 7th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of Geiranger Fjord. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at The Seven Sisters, pause for some serene contemplation at Geiranger Church, cruise along Ornevegen - Ornesvingen, and don't miss a visit to Fossevandring Geiranger.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Geiranger journey planner.

You can drive from Andalsnes to Geiranger in 2.5 hours. In August in Geiranger, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aurlandsvangen.
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Aurlandsvangen, Norway — 2 nights

Aurlandsvangen is the administrative center of the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Stegastein Lookout, then don't miss a visit to Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Borgund Stave Church. On the next day, trek along FjordSafari and then admire the sheer force of Brekkefossen.

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You can drive from Geiranger to Aurlandsvangen in 6 hours. August in Aurlandsvangen sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum and Ekebergparken. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

You can fly from Aurlandsvangen to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Aurlandsvangen in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 nights

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Oslo in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Norway travel guide

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Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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